potatoes

  1. melted welly

    Supplier approvals

    Can someone please explain to me why (over the course of the last few years) I now need to spend several hours each year filling in forms (always marked “urgent” in the emails) with my details, assurance certs etc to enable me to supply the same processors as we’ve been supplying for decades...
  2. AIMS

    AHDB Looking for new board members

    Here's your opportunity to drive change - 6 vacancies - | Members of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (cabinetoffice.gov.uk)
  3. steveR

    A quiet day.... hahaha!

    Up at 6am to go around the ewes, and found a pair of twins up and sucking with Mum, and happily no dead ones . So a good start. Checked the Maternity area, all 3 ewes and their lambs up and looking well after an unaccustomed night under cover (Easycare don't like the good things in life...
  4. Agriland RSS

    The role of potash in frost resistance

    Written by Agriland Team With the cold conditions that have impacted on the island of Ireland over recent days, and more of the same to come next week, it is worth considering the impact of soil potash levels on plant tolerance to cold. The role of potassium (K) in protecting crops against...
  5. B

    HELP - Potato Growers needed for dissertation

    Hi, I am a final year student at Harper Adams University and I am looking for potato growers who would be willing to either fill out a questionnaire or would be happy for me to give them a call to ask a few questions for my dissertation focusing on: "Studying the distance in which it becomes...
  6. D

    How late glyphosate before crop emergence?

    Anybody any experience of applying glyphosate post drilling and had a problem due to it catching the emerging crop? I have done a couple of acres of beet as a trial just before the seedlings break through the surface in a particularly weedy patch so I guess I’ll soon know but just wondered if...
  7. Agriland RSS

    Valentine’s Day sales of meat and dairy up £85 million from 2020 figures

    Written by William Kellett Meat and dairy felt the love in lockdown, helping boost food and drink retail sales to record levels this Valentine’s Day – up £85 million on last year. Meat, fish and poultry saw the biggest ever Valentine’s, with an extra 16 million kgs sold compared to last year...
  8. cricketandcrops

    Future cropping

    Not missing growing oilseed rape, looking at keeping things simple with wheat, barley and beans, which of below do people think is best: 1) spring beans, winter wheat, winter wheat, spring barley, winter barley 2) spring beans, winter wheat, spring barley, winter barley, winter wheat 3)...
  9. paul&mandy

    Are campsites open?

    I was spreading next to a caravan club site yesterday and it was fairly full of motorhomes and caravans. They looked to be having a lovely time all sat outside sunning themselves. Surely this isn't right?
  10. W

    Ryegrass

    So we’ve only got Defy - see attached, but having applied this in the autumn we’ve now got ryegrass come back through so we must be resistant to that as well. Tried ploughing and it doesn’t work. Tried No-Till and that doesn’t work. Tried spring crops and they aren’t working. Tried maize and it...
  11. CPM RSS

    Real Results Pioneers – A delve in the detail

    Written by cpm Download PDF On-farm trials are allowing one Lincolnshire grower to apply a greater level of scrutiny to crop agronomy. CPM finds out. The level of detail you receive in the reports is fantastic and raises your level of understanding. By Tom Allen-Stevens If there’s one aspect of...
  12. CPM RSS

    Potato agronomy – Brackish water for irrigation

    Written by cpm Download PDF Initial findings from a farm trial in Lincolnshire suggest there may be scope to irrigate potatoes with slightly saline (brackish) water without compromising yield or quality. CPM finds out more. The salinity of soil water can affect the physical properties of soil...
  13. l'ordinary bonville

    Autumn manure banned

    I,ve heard down the grapevine that the EA are banning autumn slurry and solid muck applications as AHDB have told them there is no crop justification for applications of N or manur containing N apart from on osr This effectively means all and any livestock manures or digestate cannot be...
  14. czechmate

    Fungicide in a bag

    Only curious, I was thinking back and I used to use a fungicide that came in a soluble bag that you just put in the tank, whole. I recon it was Maneb, Zineb and something ... Like furban??? Just out of curiosity can anyone fill any blanks, like it’s name? And ingredients? I think it was mainly...
  15. Agriland RSS

    Growers welcome ‘No’ vote on AHDB potato levy

    Written by William Kellett Campaigners against the compulsory Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) levy on potatoes have welcomed a conclusive ‘no’ vote, with 66.4% of voters opposed to the levy’s continuation. Lincolnshire potato and vegetable grower John Bratley said...
  16. AHDB Podcast RSS

    264: Voting Report on AHDB Potato ballot now with Ministers

    264: Voting Report on AHDB Potato ballot now with Ministers Written by AHDB A ballot to decide the future of the AHDB Potato levy has concluded and the voting report has been passed to Ministers in London and the devolved administrations for a decision on what happens next. In this podcast...
  17. Oldmacdonald

    How to stop the unstoppable?

    Given that Nicola has survived the latest Tory plan to take her down a peg or two...is it time to consider devo max or federalism yet?
  18. J

    Spring drilling 2021

    Have I missed this thread or has no one started? Mucked 2 weeks ago. Soil loosening with topsoiler yesterday and today. Work with the carrier tomorrow and then wednesday.................. rain!!!? :rolleyes: This is for spring barley. How is everyone getting on, still to wet?
  19. Wobblebox

    Trailer for moving muck

    I’ve been offered some pig manure from a local farmer, does Farm Assurance allow me to use a grain trailer to move it (and use it for grain again) or are the rules similar to TASCC?
  20. W

    4m drill and 24m tramline

    Iam sure it’s been asked before. Does a 4m drill work with 24m tramline?. If so how do you do it???
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